WordPress Problems?

Several bloggers have complained about problems at WordPress today. The Humboldt Mirror noted, “[We are] peeved that the main WordPress site has been down all morning. Where is our beautiful Humbug avatar? Whisked away into the black hole of the Internets, that’s where.” “We’ve probably amassed something like two hits in the past day–and can we see them? We cannot.

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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror on the wall What’s the newest Blog of all? There is a new Humboldt blog. The Humboldt Mirror–commentary on the Humboldt scene with a political twist and a humorous spin. “We’re not so far left that we don’t have jobs, and not so far right that we don’t have ethics.” I’m looking forward to reading them.

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On with the Game

‘“Now, I give you fair warning,” shouted the Queen, stamping on the ground as she spoke; “either you or your head must be off, and that in about half no time! Take your choice!” The Duchess took her choice, and was gone in a moment. “Let’s go on with the game,” the Queen said to Alice: and Alice was too

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Money: Kids get it, Adults don’t—Brooklyn Experiments with the School System

Should kids earn money for testing well? 23 schools in Brooklyn hand out monetary rewards in exchange for high scores in math and reading. Mayor Bloomberg set up what he calls an ‘anti-poverty initiative’ with money raised from private sources such as the Rockefeller Foundation.   The Sparks Program aims to motivate students with cash rewards to do well on

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